May 10, 2015 @ 6:00 am – May 18, 2015 @ 1:30 am
From $4295
Richard Martin

Expand yourself under a million stars, allow the clean air to wash your cares away, remember again that you are a child of the forests and seas and trees, walk in beauty and come naturelusting with me…

Wild Souls America is a true naturelusting journey through the elements of earth, water, fire and air. We meet in San Francisco and wind our way through the famous Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, down to the California coast to a beautiful ranch in the seaside town of Santa Barbara and we eventually complete our journey in Santa Monica in Los Angeles.

Big wilderness, big trees, big Blue Whales, big sky, big adventure and big change is what this retreat is all about!

Yosemite National Park is a place of wild majesty and was one of the first national parks in the world. It is a World Heritage site and includes the High Sierra Mountain range. Pioneering naturalist, the immortal John Muir, wrote a whole book about the awe inspiring landscape of Yosemite and single-handedly lobbied the US Government in order to protect it back at the turn of the 20th century:

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” – The Yosemite (1912)by John Muir, page 256.

You’ll be camping in the full glory of the high country of this wilderness for two nights and three days and dependant on conditions you’ll see El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Tunnel View and the stunning Yosemite Valley itself. Wolves, bears, coyotes, eagles, stags and lots of other wildlife are plentiful here.

We then travel onto Sequoia National Park where we will be staying in a lodge within the park itself- so we will be able to experience the energy of the biggest trees on earth and do ritual amongst them.

Your retreat includes:

– Full retreat programme with Stacey Demarco and special guest lecturers that will be dedicated to your deepening your spiritual path and ensuring your transformation.

– All accommodation (twin share basis) from Day 1 in San Francisco (Executive Hotel Vintage Court), 1 Night at the Wuksachi Lodge in Sequoia National Park, 3 nights at the El Captain Ranch in Santa Barbara through to our last night in the luxury “The Huntley” -http://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/, in Santa Monica, LA.

– All delicious meals including whilst on camp.

– 2 nights/3 days camping in Yosemite National Park at elevation. All camping equipment is provided (but feel free to bring your own sleeping bag should you prefer it). All entry fees to the park are included.

– Amazing professionally-guided wilderness walks within Yosemite: Deeply connect with your wild Self and perform ritual in a place that is famous all around the world for its incredible energy and wildlife. Learn more about Yosemite:



– Night-time meditation around the campfire and animal guide facilitation.

– Learning how amazing your body is in a wilderness medicine and first aid in-situ workshop by Dr. Adam Rehak.

– Connecting with the biggest trees on the planet, the Giant Sequoias and performing a ritual for wisdom amongst them.

-Delighting in outdoor ranch life in Santa Barbara and experience storytelling, Native American traditions & Gods and Goddesses & ritual, wildlife walks, how to create a magical geomarker and more…

– Whalewatching by boat- yes, our aim is to spot and sing to the largest whales on earth, the Blue Whales!

– Discovering the amazing feeling of connecting with an equine companion with a sunset ride (no experience required- beginners through to expert riders will be catered for!)

– Airport transfers.

– Our eco transport and yes, it’s a ROADTRIP!

– Loads of surprises and gifts AS USUAL!

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE: $4295 twin share or $4750 single (airfare not included).

Deposit is $750 to hold your place.

FREQUENT RETREATERS BONUS! If you have been on any of my retreats before, you will receive a bonus discount of $200 off the price.

What the retreat doesn’t include:

– Personal spending money

– Drinks when not on camp

– Your airfare.

– Travel insurance

– Worry and work (yep, we aim to leave those behind somewhere pretty early 😀 )

As this is a true wilderness experience, a certain level of fitness is required. When in Yosemite you will experience uneven ground, walking for approx 3+hours or more per day, it may be quite cold (snow happens even in Spring sometimes but nothing that good boots and a warm clothes can’t fix) and as we are camping you’ll be a tent in a sleeping bag on the ground (although it will be padded underneath). If in doubt whether you’ll be ok fitness-wise for this trip, just ask us and we will work things through with you.

We are super-excited about this retreat and would love to speak to you further about it! Just contact Richard on 0400345113 or bookings@themodernwitch.com

Come, walk in beauty, together.

As John Muir himself said in 1938: “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

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For enquiries or bookings email bookings@themodernwitch.com or contact Richard at RCM Management on 0400 345 113